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Old 07-09-2015, 07:23 AM   #1
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Awning Over Slide

I was wondering if anyone has ever put an awning over the slide out by themselves? Was it easy to do? Where would be a good place to order it from? After 2 outings I think I would like to have this. I was amazed at the debris that had already accumulated on the slide out. Any advise would be appreciated.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:38 AM   #2
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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I had dealer install mine. I'm somewhat handy but it was more than I wanted to handle.
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:18 PM   #4
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Awning or slide topper?
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Awning or slide topper?
Humm, Guess I didnt realize they were different. I am thinking it would actually a slide topper, Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:39 PM   #6
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I personally am scared silly of drilling holes in the outer skin of my trailer.

So the dealer installed my slide topper. Included in purchase of the trailer, but it looks like you are past that point.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #7
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Yes, I am past that point but the more talk the more I'm thinking I will just have to bite the bullet if I want it and have the dealer install it. Wish I would have had the foresight to have the dealer do it when I bought it. I would be scared to death to put holes in my trailer as well. THX for the info Radio
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:49 PM   #8
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Yeah. I was just going to add that a short slide topper might be done alone but an awning that goes out over a slide is definitely a two man job.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:04 AM   #9
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yea, I didnt word that correctly at all, Thanks for going easy on me guys,
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:24 PM   #10
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X2 to the idea of paying a dealer....mine was ordered with a slide topper and forgotten (knuckle headed salesman) but the dealer did install post delivery. I looked at the job afterwords thinking....THAT doesn't look too bad, and "I would have done THIS different" but in the end......NOT ending up with extra holes in my new rig from measuring only once and drilling twice was a much better option. I think the biggest stopping point would just be your comfort level with drilling holes, the instructions are available on-line when you find the right manufacturers site maybe find and read them before you decide if you want to follow suite and pay a dealer or tackle it yourself.
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